Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane wasn’t too happy that the lights were switched off during his side’s final training session ahead of their CAF Champions League clash against Rayon Sports.
Sundowns played to a goalless draw against Sports their CAF Champions League first-leg tie at Amahoro Stadium on Wednesday, March 7, in Kigali, Rwanda.
“We don’t like to make excuses. On Tuesday we didn’t train on the match venue. It wasn’t nice,” Mosimane told the club’s official website.
“It’s not good for your country. It’s not good for football. You need to give the opponents an opportunity to train on the match venue because when you come to my country, imagine I do the same and switch off the lights?
“I am not saying that you guys switched off the lights. I hope you understand. Imagine you have to train on the last day and the lights are switched off?
“What are you going to say about me? It’s not good for football. I think that you have a lovely country and a lovely team but you need to get rid of these things. You have a good team to win. You don’t need to switch off the lights and play mental games.
“But we have been in the Champions League for a long time. We don’t care about such things and they don’t affect us. It doesn’t matter. Don’t worry about it. Just fix your house. Don’t switch lights off. It doesn’t work,” added Mosimane.
Sundowns will host the return leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday, March 18, with kick off set for 7pm.